It All Happened So Suddenly is intended to be an information gathering site for people who have an ostomy because they had surgery where a colostomy, ileostomy, or gastrostomy was performed.
The ostomy is another name for the stoma, which is an unnatural opening created by a surgeon to provide your body a way to remove body waste.
I personally had a colostomy performed on me. There are many different medical reasons for these surgeries that have been done. They are always done to improve the person’s medical condition. Mine was to get rid of a cancerous tumor. What is your experience?
Regardless of your reason and the type of surgery that was completed on you, we all have very similar things that we have incorporated into what is normal for us today. Our new normal.
My new normal is …..you fill in the blanks _______….
Anyway, it is my intention to help you find better ways to handle finding the clothes you need to wear, the health care supplies you now use, the medical supplies that you may now find yourself needing as well.
I hope we can help provide you with choices and information that I have had trouble finding. Just my search for new clothes that I needed to wear is a story of it’s own.
Other things I will share are things that work for me, and things that I have found do not work for me. I have spent many hours of time since my operation trying to find sources of information, tips for care, and sometimes just trying to find out if anyone out there, was experiencing any of the same problems I was having.
I hope I can help you find some answers for yourself.